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I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
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J xxx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lambing



Our final lamb arrived on Sunday, a beautiful little ewe lamb.  Almost a fortnight after the others, we had been watching Mairi anxiously for signs of impending birth, as she sailed over the field like a galleon in full sail, eating almost constantly.  The worries from the lambing course about fat ewes and lambs which were too big were in my mind whenever I looked at her. But she knew what she was doing far better than I.  On Sunday, when we came back from church, I noticed her down in the corner, and pretty soon we could see another white blur beside her.  Through the binoculars I could see a strong lamb, up on its feet almost right away.  We left them for most of the day, and at feeding time, James and I took down a bucket for Mairi.  While she was eating, we had a quick cuddle of the lamb, and discovered it was a she.  James was delighted and called her Sally. She is beautiful, with two black spots on here head, and little marks around her eyes like long eyelashes.
So, lambing is over for us this year. After a bad start with Maddie Mor (who is doing well now, thank you, the rest of the lambs arrived safely without any interference, and we are enjoying watching them bounce around the field - such a joyful happy sight.

24 comments:

  1. Aw - glad everything was ok! Lovely pics.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Glad the rest of lambing was straight forward. Sally does look very sweet with those little black dots.

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  3. Wonderful news after a shaky start. All the lambs here are looking huge now - lovely to see a new one!

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  4. your wee boy must be so excited to be helping with this process, it's so magical!

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  5. Sally is SUCH a little cutie :) And I just love how you've spelled Mairi...it seems so much more unique than just plain Mary.

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  6. So happy to hear your last lamb has arrived safely.........So Cute!
    Love watching lambs skipping and playing.

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  7. The lambs are so flipping cute! They just look so sweet and snuggly! What a beautiful thing to be a part of!

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  8. What a lovely end to your lambing season :)

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  9. Relieved and happy for you, Jacqui!

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  10. Glad it came out alright in the end. All beautiful.

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  11. That's great news, I'm so pleased! There's nothing more appealing than a young lamb. They seem to have springs built into their feet! Enjoy.

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  12. Sounds as if everything - save for Maddie Mor - went well for you all. It can only get better with experience. Next year will be a dawddle!

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  13. Oh... how adorable! I'm sure you son loves being a part of all this, too!

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  14. Nature knows what to do doesn't it?! The lambs are beyond cute Jacqui! I think I've decided to plan my visit around lambing season so I can have this awesome experience too! ;)
    xx

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  15. Lambing is such a special time, you must feel very lucky to have been a part of it. I hope all your lambs thrive and look forward to seeing more pictures soon xx

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  16. How amazing to be a part of something like that (scary too I bet!),it must be amazing to look out your window and see all those new lambs ambling about...lovely! :) x

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  17. I'm pleased to hear that Maddie Mor is doing well now.

    And hooray for Sally!

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  18. Lovely photos! So glad your last lamb came so easily. What a cutie. You are definitely making me want to get some sheep. :) It must be catchy.

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